Betty Adams is a general assignment reporter who’s lived in Augusta for the past 35 years and been working for the Kennebec Journal for more than two decades. She covers the courts plus the towns of Belgrade, Fayette and Readfield. As adjunct instructor Elizabeth Adams, she teaches writing courses, including journalism, at the University of Maine at Augusta. In her spare time, when she’s not playing with the grandchildren, bicycling on the rail trail, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, she likes to travel both in the United States and abroad via cruise ship and occasionally on the back of a motorcycle. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned a master’s of journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • Published
    January 24, 2012

    Silva on 3rd attorney

    AUGUSTA — The man accused of killing Robert “Bobby” Orr a year ago and then setting fire to Orr’s Readfield home to cover up a robbery is now on his third court-appointed attorney.

  • Published
    January 24, 2012

    Christian Leagues cleared

    AUGUSTA — A state panel on Monday cleared the Christian Civic League of Maine and the Christian Education League of claims that they illegally fired a former administrative staffer and later tried to intimidate him for filling a complaint.

  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Accused killer gets his third attorney

    AUGUSTA — The man accused of killing Robert “Bobby” Orr a year ago and then setting fire to Orr’s Readfield home to cover up a robbery is now on his third court-appointed attorney.

  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Mainers travel familiar paths

    AUGUSTA — Mainers aren’t much different from the rest of the nation when it comes to travel trends.

  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Mainers not unlike US in travel plans

    AUGUSTA — Mainers aren’t much different from the rest of the nation when it comes to travel trends.

  • Published
    January 21, 2012

    Plow truck up in flames

    WINTHROP — The town’s newest plow truck — a red one delivered at 2 p.m. Thursday — went up in flames 14 hours later during its first run during a snow storm.

  • Published
    January 20, 2012

    Shooter claims he, family were threatened

    AUGUSTA — With a wound to his stomach, Rafael Encarnacion, 22, crawled out of a back bedroom of a Vassalboro home early Tuesday, shot with a homemade gun by the homeowner, who said it was in self-defense.

  • Published
    January 20, 2012

    Full bellies and warm hearts

    WINTHROP — Free lunch was served to about three dozen diners Wednesday as the Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen ended a seven-month hiatus and resumed serving daily mid-day meals at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall.

  • Published
    January 20, 2012

    Details emerge in Vassalboro shooting

    AUGUSTA — Rafael Encarnacion, 22, crawled out of a back bedroom of a Vassalboro home early Tuesday, shot in the stomach with a homemade gun by the homeowner, who said it was in self-defense.

  • Published
    January 19, 2012

    No injuries from school bus smoke

    WINTHROP — No one was injured Wednesday morning when smoke on a school bus forced the evacuation of about a dozen children on Narrows Pond Road.